Mission Impossible | E9/8b Trad climb at Gallt Yr Ogof

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Around 8a+ to 8b difficulty wise, protected by pegs and small wires.

Contributors: remus

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James McHaffie
Added at 09:01 on 09 January 2021
James Taylor
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Added at 06:08 on 03 August 2022
Dave MacLeod
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Added at 17:09 on 16 September 2022
Dave MacLeod
Added at 16:09 on 21 September 2022

Ascents

8 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Neil Carson Lead | worked 23rd Jul 1997
First ascent.
James McHaffie Lead | worked Jun 2009
Oli Grounsell Lead | worked Jun 2016
Third ascent.

I'd say this is the first route I have done which genuinely felt E9, purely for the physical difficulty (8a+/b). A lot of the others are kind of hovering on the border.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/06/third_ascent_of_mission_impossible_e9_7a_for_oli_grounsell-70520

Angus Kille Lead | worked 17th Sep 2020
Hazel Findlay Lead | worked 22nd Sep 2020
First female ascent.
James Taylor Lead | worked 20th Jul 2022
Dave MacLeod Lead | worked 15th Sep 2022
Steve McClure Lead | worked May 2024